March 25, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:
 
Hang in there Hunter Mill folks. This is going to be a bit of a slog, but I have also heard of so much good going on in our community! Neighbors are helping neighbors in many ways from picking up groceries to providing marketing support to small businesses or collecting face masks for health care professionals. Want to help? Every day we updating our list of how to help , if you can.
 
As shown above, another part of our "new normal" is going virtual with meetings instead of face to face. An already planned media coffee today turned into a videoconference with our local media to ensure that they get important Hunter Mill District to our residents. Thank you to the Tysons Reporter, Reston Patch and Reston Connection for participating in my first ever media videoconference.

Last but not least, a reminder to fill out your 2020 Census . You can do it online and it only takes a few minutes. It is more important than ever that we are counted! Census information . #FFXCounts
 
Please stay safe everyone - keep up the social distancing and hand washing!
 
 
Respectfully,
Walter
 
Today's Updates (March 25)

Briefing on March 24 Board of Supervisors Meeting from Chairman McKay
Several actions were taken by the Board of Supervisors at yesterday's meeting. Details can be found in today's McKay Messenger .

Metro to Close Additional 17 Stations and Selected Entrances
Amid low-ridership and the need to conserve critical cleaning supplies during COVID-19 response, Metro announced the  strategic closing of 17 additional stations , effective Thursday, March 26. Learn more .

Social Distancing, Self-Isolating and Quarantine: What Do These Terms Mean?
W e’ve all been hearing terms like “social distancing,” “self-isolating” and “quarantine” — but what do these terms mean and how do we use them to protect ourselves and others? Learn more .

Three Inova Respiratory Illness Clinics Open Today 
Starting today, Wednesday, March 25, Inova Urgent Care locations at Dulles South, North Arlington and Tysons will staff Respiratory Illness Clinics to evaluate all patients with respiratory illness symptoms. The three clinics will also be able to collect COVID-19 vehicle-side samples that have been ordered by physicians. Learn more .

RA Extends Cancellations Through April 30
Reston Association has canceled all committee and board meetings through April 30 due to precautions being taken to protect employees and members during the coronavirus pandemic. The association is also cancelling all activities, programs and events until further notice. The Member Services department is closed to walk-in traffic but remains staffed to answer calls and emails Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The Walker Nature Center and Central Services Facility are also closed to the public will respond to calls and email inquiries. Trails at the nature center remain open.

Member Services : 703-435-6530
Walker Nature Center : 703-476-9689
Central Services Facility : 703-437-7658

Updates From Police Department
How to Report Non-Emergency Incidents
In order to responsibly maintain social distancing, the Police Department is asking residents to report eligible non-emergency incidents by using the online reporting system or calling the non-emergency number at 703-691-2131. Learn more .




Drug Take Back Boxes Closed
To ensure the safety of both our community members and our first responders, the Drug Take Back boxes at our Police District Stations will be closed until further notice. As of today, community members won’t be able to drop off excess medications at our stations. This includes the box at the North County Governmental Center. Please do not flush unused medications - here are alternative ways to safely dispose of medicines

Fingerprinting Services Suspended until Further Notice
I n order to limit the spread of COVID-19 to employees and customers, the Police Department has suspended fingerprinting services until further notice. Learn more .

In Case You Missed It
Human Services: Assistance From a Distance
There are many online and phone/hotline services available for residents in need of human services support, including for domestic/sexual violence services, older adults and people with disabilities. Get help .

To help limit the spread of the coronavirus, Fairfax County will close all  government buildings and facilities  to the public starting Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m., until further notice. However, the county government remains open for business online and by phone and mail and some specific services will continue to be provided in-person . Learn more .
 
Fairfax County Extends Tax Payment Deadlines for Personal Property and Real Estate Taxes
The  Board of Supervisors  approved a one month extension for filing vehicle and business personal property taxes and paying the first installment of real estate taxes. The board took action today at its  March 24 meeting  to assist taxpayers during the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more.
 
Park Authority Closes All Parks; Trails Remain Open
Effective Tuesday, March 24, at 11:59 p.m., all county Park Authority parks and amenities will be closed to the public until further notice. This change is in response to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to close public access to recreational facilities. Park Authority closures include parking lots, athletic fields, sport courts, restrooms, nature centers, visitor centers, golf courses, historic sites, picnic areas, playgrounds, amusements, boat launches, skate parks, off-leash dog areas, outdoor fitness equipment and any areas for open recreation. Learn more .
 
Town of Vienna Election
Residents of the Town of Vienna are encouraged to vote absentee by mail for the May 5 town election. For more information, including how to get your absentee ballot by mail, go to the Office of Elections web page .

Interactive Map to Find Food Resources, Services
Some of our neighbors in Hunter Mill District may have food assistance needs. To make it easier for you to find food resources, the county has developed a searchable map that includes all food distribution sites, including Fairfax County Public Schools, community meal distribution sites, food pantries and other related services. Please share this information with your neighbors and organizations. Learn more .
 
Housing Resources
Many residents may have concerns about mortgage payments and assistance. Here are suggested resources:
·     Fannie Mae
·     Freddie Mac
Stay Informed